On the day I assert that The Apprentice is becoming a victim of its own success (see TV Shows That Lost It), the best episode of this fourth series so far airs. D’oh! So much for my timing. I still stand by what I wrote though.
It has to be said, every single second of Wednesday night’s card task was glorious. From the moment SurrrAlan chose Kevin Shaw as project manager, I knew we were in for TV gold. And so it proved. The only merchant banker in the village turned in a performance of such astounding incompetence, he should seriously consider working for HM Revenue and Customs delivering child benefit computer discs.
I watched Kevin closely on The Apprentice: You’re Fired! He didn’t enjoy having his short-comings exposed so mercilessly (and hilariously!) for the nation’s amusement. After puffing himself up with a vastly inflated degree of his own self-importance, he was brought back to Earth with a resounding bump. I rubbed my hands in glee at the thought of interrogating…sorry, interviewing him.
I prepared for my Thursday tête-à-tête with the fired candidate as usual. But after a bit of a delay, I received a call from the PR rep informing me that Kevin had a "personal problem" and regrettably, interviews for the day were now cancelled and there would be no re-scheduling. My one chance had gone. Naturally, I tried to ascertain the exact nature of this "personal problem" but no further explanation was available.
My own theory as to why Kevin Shaw was a no-show? Well…of course it’s entirely possible that he really did have a "personal problem" so I scanned the papers and internet for bad news: bereavement, house falling down, period pain even! Anything. No mention of Kevin other than a story about some girlie reportedly trying to kiss him (be still my stomach).
So what am I left to conclude? Let’s try this one on for size: after enduring interview after interview in which he was probably (and rightly) slated, ridiculed and belittled, it’s possible that he went all Naomi/Mariah/diva on everyone, decided he’d had enough of having his monumental failings rubbed in his cherubic-like face and pulled out of further interviews. Good old Kevin Shaw-t; top entertainment to the bitter end.
Today I am mostly lovin’ – The running, naked Visa man. Drooooooooool! Nice bum too…
Today I am mostly hatin’ – Football. That’s all I’m gonna say.
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